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Horse sues former owner for $100,000 after being left severely underweight and suffering from lice

Horse sues former owner for $  100,000 after being left severely underweight and suffering from liceA horse is suing its former owner for neglect after it suffered “extreme pain, distress and permanent injury”. The equine, named Justice, is taking Gwendolyn Vercher to court to recover $ 100,000 (£74,000) in damages to pay towards future care costs. The stallion is represented by the Animal Legal Defence Fund in Portland, Oregon.



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Horse sues former owner for $100,000 after being left severely underweight and suffering from lice

Horse sues former owner for $  100,000 after being left severely underweight and suffering from liceA horse is suing its former owner for neglect after it suffered “extreme pain, distress and permanent injury”. The equine, named Justice, is taking Gwendolyn Vercher to court to recover $ 100,000 (£74,000) in damages to pay towards future care costs. The stallion is represented by the Animal Legal Defence Fund in Portland, Oregon.



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Teen’s feet mangled by carnivorous ‘sea lice’

Teen’s feet mangled by carnivorous ‘sea lice’

Everyone knows the ocean can be a dangerous place, what with all those giant squid roaming about and all, but sometimes it's the things you can't see that really surprise you. That's a lesson Australian teen Sam Kanizay learned the hard way when he took a quick dip on a beach in Melbourne. Upon emerging from the water, Kanizay learned that his feet and ankles had become dinner for some extremely hungry, pint-sized sea creatures.

Bleeding profusely, the 16-year-old was rushed to a local hospital where staff reportedly had absolutely no idea what could have possibly caused his injuries. Not pleased with the thought that his son's legs had been feasted on by some unknown ocean entity, Kanizay's father, Jarrod, went back out to the area where his son was swimming and tossed a chunk of meat into the water. When he retrieved it, the meat was crawling with tiny bug-like creatures, and that's when marine experts believed they knew the culprit.

Multiple experts have weighed in and the consensus seems to be that tiny crustaceans called amphipods are responsible for the unfortunate incident. The bug-like creatures are scavengers, and the theory at the moment seems to be that the teenager inadvertently disturbed a group of them while they were feeding on someone else, prompting them to latch onto his feet and begin chomping away.

Kanizay is expected to be just fine, and the marine scientists who have spoken out about the incident suggest it was just a bit of bad luck.



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Sex, lice and pubic shaving: study highlights risks

Sex, lice and pubic shaving: study highlights risksPeople who shave, wax, or trim their pubic hair are at higher risk of sexually-transmitted infections (STIs), but less likely to get lice, a study suggested on Tuesday. Sharing tools such as razors may also be a risk, they said, citing a case of HIV transmission between brothers using the same blade. Pubic hair grooming, it explained, "is correlated with an increased number of lifetime sexual partners and is viewed as a preparatory act to sexual engagement".



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Sex, lice and pubic shaving: study highlights risks

Pubic hair grooming has become a common phenomenon worldwide, with popular media changing people's definition of attractiveness, cleanliness and "genital normalcy"People who shave, wax, or trim their pubic hair are at higher risk of sexually-transmitted infections (STIs), but less likely to get lice, a study suggested on Tuesday. Sharing tools such as razors may also be a risk, they said, citing a case of HIV transmission between brothers using the same blade. Pubic hair grooming, it explained, "is correlated with an increased number of lifetime sexual partners and is viewed as a preparatory act to sexual engagement".



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